Halloween kicks off early in the Glebe this weekend

October 23, 2018 | by glebeadmin


Calling all goblins, ghosts and ghouls. You’re being summoned at Lansdowne this weekend.

Halloween comes early in the Glebe with a slew of spooky activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Lansdowne Fright kicks off Sunday with everything from Trick or Treating to the Ottawa 67’s annual Halloween game Sunday afternoon.

It all kicks off around 9:30 a.m. with the annual Lansdowne Pumpkin Derby. If you haven’t turned your pumpkin into a high-octane racer yet, you still have time. Design a pumpkin car, strap some stable wheels to it, decorate it and send it off in the Lansdowne Pumpkin races. The pumpkins will roll down a ramp in an attempt to cross the finish line first. There will be prizes for the top 3 fastest pumpkin racers, the top three decorated racers and a prize for the Most Spectacular Pumpkin Crash. There will also be an honor for the best-dressed pumpkin car “driver.”

Kids are encouraged to dress up for the day on Sunday, as they can trick or treat all day at shops around Lansdowne Park. There will also be a Kids Zone set up at Lansdowne complete with spooky activities and games, as well as train rides around Lansdowne.

At 2 p.m., the Ottawa 67’s will take to the ice for their annual Halloween game at the Arena at TD Place. Fans are encouraged to don their spooky costumes, as there will be a costume parade during the game. It’s also the 67’s Family Funday Sunday, which gives fans a ticket to the game, a pop and a hot dog for just $25. Click here for tickets.

But Lansdowne isn’t the only place celebrating Halloween this weekend. Kids can cut up a rug at the GNAG Hallowe’en Party at the Glebe Community Centre at 4 p.m. Sunday. The party will boast music, dancing, face-painting and a, “really freakin’ scary” haunted house. Tickets are $10 per child. Click here for more information.

And something for the adult monsters, you ask? Craft Beer Market has got some spooky things planned for beer lovers in the Glebe Saturday night. The Witch-CRAFT Halloween Part will feature live DJs, dancing, a whole bunch of beer and prizes for the top 3 Best Costumes of the night. Tickets are $15 here.

You can also catch a viewing of arguably the greatest silent film of all time, Nosferatu at the St. Matthew’s Church Saturday night. Directed by Kevin Reeves with music by the Seventeen Voyces, the silent film will be projected on a big screen and will be accompanied by live choral music and organ virtuoso Matthew Larkin. Click here for tickets and more information. 

You can also head to Irene’s Pub for their Halloween Extravaganza Saturday night that will feature live music, drinks and dancing.

Don your creepiest costume, bring your Halloween spirit and celebrate one of the spookiest, sweetest days of the year in the Glebe.